Conformable microneedle pH sensors via the integration of two different siloxane polymers for mapping peripheral artery disease

Wonryung Lee, Seung Hwan Jeong, Young Woo Lim, Hyunhwan Lee, Joohyuk Kang, Hyunjae Lee, Injun Lee, Hyung Seop Han, Shingo Kobayashi, Masaru Tanaka, Byeong Soo Bae

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Abstract

Flexible microneedles are important tools that allow access to the inside of biological tissue from the outside without surgery. However, it had been hard to realize microneedle sensor arrays on flexible substrates because of the difficulty of attaining a needle with a high Young's modulus for a selected area on a thin or soft substrate. In this work, we developed a microneedle sensor on a hybrid substrate based on high Young's modulus epoxy siloxane for the microneedles and low Young's modulus polydimethylsiloxane for the conformable substrate. Polyaniline was deposited on the microneedle for pH sensing. The mechanical durability of the device was assessed by insertion into pig skin 1000 times. Last, the flexible microneedle pH sensors showed their utility for monitoring pH distribution in rats in a peripheral artery diseases model.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbereabi6290
JournalScience Advances
Volume7
Issue number48
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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